Research Article

Infections of Shunt Systems in Children Hospitalised at the Teaching Department of Paediatric Surgery and Traumatology in 2008-2012

Introduction: Implantation of a shunt system is one of the most common therapeutic methods applied in children with hydrocephalus.

Published 23 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Impact of Skeletal Muscle Loss and Functional Deconditioning on Outcomes in Hepatic Resection and Liver Transplantation: A Review

A growing number of older and sicker patients are being offered surgical intervention for their ailments.

Published 23 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Periarterial Digital Sympathectomy for Severe Ischaemia of Raynaud`S

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the results of periarterial digital sympathectomy in cases of severe ischaemia of digits manifesting as digital ulceration and ischemic pain refractory to medical treatments.

Published 23 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Review of Human Hair Follicle Biology: Dynamics of Niches and Stem Cell Regulation for Possible Therapeutic Hair Stimulation for Plastic Surgeons

Embryological development of a hair follicle and its cyclical adult transformation reside in quiescent niches arranged in epidermal, mesenchymal and neruroectodermal stem cell habitats that interface with each other in a hierarchical manner by cross-talking signals throughout its morphological life cycling.

Published 23 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Moon Bridge Bar Stabilization: The Way Forward for Bar Stabilization in Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum

Objective: The minimally invasive repair of pectus deformity is associated with risk of bar displacement due to sutures around the bar giving way.

Published23 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Changes in Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Markers Before and After Spinal Surgery in Adolescent and Older Patients

Aim: To investigate changes in blood coagulation and fibrinolysis markers before and after spinal surgery in adolescent and older patients and to explore possible reasons for the development of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Published 22 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Midface Lift through Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Incision

Background: Today's concept of facial rejuvenation emphasizes a harmonious natural look without the visible signs of surgery.

Published22 Dec, 2016


Case Report

An Axillary-Popliteal Artery Bypass Using PROPATEN® for Critical Limb Ischemia Due to an Extremely Long Chronic Total Occlusion: A Case Report

Background: Extra-anatomic bypass is a less invasive treatment option of surgical revascularization for high risk critical limb ischemia (CLI), but it is thought to be difficult to keep the patency for longer term.

Published 22 Dec, 2016


Research Article

On the use of Geometric Modeling to Predict Aortic Aneurysm Rupture

Background: Currently, the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is determined using the maximal diameter (Dmax) of the aorta.

Published 22 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Large Intercostal Branch after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with the Internal Thoracic Artery: A Case Report

A 34-year-old man underwent two-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery and the right gastroepiploic artery to the right coronary artery.

Published 20 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Auditing the Results of a Surgical Team, In the Treatment of Prolapsed Haemorrhoid by Stapled Transanal Proctomucosectomy (Longo Operation)

The aim of this manuscript is to report the experience of a surgical team in the treatment of patients with prolapsed grades III and IV haemorrhoids, including total or partial circular prolapse, by Stapled Transanal Proctomucosectomy (STP) or Longo operation, having audited the outcomes of the first 636 patients operated by this method, during four years (2000–2004), in what concerns the operation duration, hospital stay, pain or discomfort postoperative, recovery to normal activity, complications and therapeutic efficacy.

Published 14 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Efficacy of LigaSure® Use during Total Thyroidectomy for Multinodular Goitre: A Prospective Randomized Study

Background: Thyroid surgery commonly carried out by surgeons is generally achieved by threadtying technique which lengthens the operation period.

Published 13 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Hartmann’s Procedure versus Primary Anastomosis for Emergency Left Colectomy: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Background: The ideal surgical strategy for left emergency colectomy remains controversial and is decided on a case-by-case basis.

Published 13 Dec, 2016


Clinical Image

Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A 16-year-old young man without prior medical history presented to the emergency department complaining of lower abdominal pain and a 20 lbs weight loss since the onset of symptoms 3 months ago.

Published 12 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Trans-anal Revision of Rectal Anastomotic Stricture

Rectal post-operative anastomotic strictures are a difficult problem which may cause obstructive symptoms or prevent re-establishment of intestinal continuity.

Published 12 Dec, 2016


Short Communication

The Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap for Reconstruction of the Proximal Third of Lower Leg

Soft tissue defect of the lower leg with exposure of bone, tendon, and osteosynthesis plates or total knee artthroplasty is a challenging therapeutic problem.

Published 09 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Long-Term Oncologic Results of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Combined with Endoscopic Posterior Mesorectum Resection in the Treatment of Elderly Patients with T1 Rectal Cancer

Background: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) combined with Endoscopic Posterior Mesorectal Excision (EPMR) as a two-stage procedure allows a radical resection of T1 rectal cancer and the relevant lymphatic drainage of the lower third of the rectum.

Published 09 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Comparative Study of Outcome of Conventional versus Ultrasonic Coagulation Hemorrhoidectomy

Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients receiving hemorrhoidectomy using ultrasonic coagulation versus conventional hemorrhoidectomy.

Published 09 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Simultaneous Cochlear Implantation with Translabyrinthine Removal of Vestibular Schwannoma

Decision making in patients with a vestibular schwannoma (VS) in the only hearing ear is challenging.

Published 08 Dec, 2016





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